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[en-thrawl] /ɛnˈθrɔl/
verb (used with object), enthralled, enthralling.
Related forms
enthralment, noun Unabridged
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  • The idea of the enthralment of the will, however, may be objected to on another ground, viz.

  • But from this first interview dated the enthralment of the King.

    Lola Montez Edmund B. d'Auvergne
  • The enthralment revolted a nature capable of accepting subjection only by burning.

  • Here the Viking Harold is less wrecked by temptation than by circumstance; but the result of the enthralment is the same.

    Shoulder-Straps Henry Morford
  • On the contrary, they welcome their enthralment, taking the binding cords to be guiding strings towards the truth.

    The Cradle of the Christ Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • Professor Upham says, Whenever there is a want of harmony in the mind, there is always a greater or less degree of enthralment.

British Dictionary definitions for enthralment


verb (transitive) -thrals (US) -thralls, -thralling, -thralled
to hold spellbound; enchant; captivate
(obsolete) to hold as thrall; enslave
Derived Forms
enthraller, noun
enthralment, (US) enthrallment, noun
Word Origin
C16: from en-1 + thrall
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